economic reforms

Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits government, ends support to UPA (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the government and the party withdrew support to the UPA, three days after it said it was ... Read more...

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PM to address nation on FDI in retail and other reforms


September 21st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation Friday night to explain why his government is going forward with economic reforms, especially allowing overseas investment ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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Why is minority UPA in hurry over FDI in retail: Trinamool


September 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday called it "unethical" on the part of the minority United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to notify FDI in retail, and wondered why ... Read more...

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Strike was on genuine issues, got people’s support: Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday said people across the country supported the all India shutdown called by the opposition as ... Read more...

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Nationwide shutdown evokes mixed response as government notifies FDI (Intro Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) On a day when parts of India shut down in response to an opposition-sponsored strike against economic reforms, a determined government Thursday night announced it ... Read more...

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No rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress asserted Thursday it will go ahead with the latest economic reforms, especially foreign equity in multi-brand retail, despite stiff opposition to the UPA ... Read more...

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Housing developers hail FDI in retail, call for realty reforms


September 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Hailing the UPA government's decision to allow FDI in retail as the right move, the housing developer community Thursday called for accelerating the economic reforms process ... Read more...

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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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No going back on quitting UPA: Mamata (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving firm indication that she was not ready for a compromise on her decision to quit the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 337 points higher on ECB bond buying plan (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 337 points higher Friday in a global rally after the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled a new ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 338 points high, Tata Steel stock soars (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 338 points higher Friday in a global rally after the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled a new ... Read more...

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US daily terms PM ‘tragic figure’, government extracts apology (Intro Roundup)


September 6th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", The Washington Post described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over ... Read more...

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US daily terms PM ‘tragic figure’, government wants apology (Roundup)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", an influential US daily described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding ... Read more...

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US daily calls PM ‘tragic figure’, government wants apology (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", an influential US daily described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding ... Read more...

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Manmohan ineffectual, presides over corrupt government: US daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been described as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government" by a leading US daily that ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh dithering, ineffectual: US daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been described as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government" by a leading US daily.In ... Read more...

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Consumption in rural India growing faster than urban areas: CRISIL


August 29th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) For the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago, consumption in rural India is growing faster than in urban areas, a survey by ratings ... Read more...

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Greek PM asks for ‘time to breathe’


August 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 25 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said his country does not want more aid but asked for "time to breathe". "We don't want more aid ... ... Read more...

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Zambia hopes to treble trade with India


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Zambia's envoy to India Thursday hoped that bilateral trade will treble from the current $190 million and also sought Indian investment in her country."Zambia is Africa's ... Read more...

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Lack of political consensus hurting economy, says PM (Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of political consensus had hurt India's economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday in an Independent Day speech that was shorn of ... Read more...

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PM moans lack of consensus, vows to fight corruption (Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's economic growth has been hurt due to lack of political consensus on many issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation on ... Read more...

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40 percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day


August 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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US has a very important relationship with India: White House


July 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Despite strident US media criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over India's slowing pace of reforms or opening up, the White House views its relationship ... Read more...

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India questions Obama views on economic reforms


July 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday questioned US President Barack Obama's perception of India's economic reality and asserted that policy making is a "sovereign" right of the ... Read more...

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Is Manmohan Singh Sonia’s poodle, asks British daily


July 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) "Manmohan Singh - India's saviour or Sonia's poodle?" read the headline of a report in The Independent which observed that the Indian prime minister's reforming ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

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BJP renews attack on prime minister


July 9th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The opposition BJP Monday stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for allegedly showing up India in ... Read more...

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Time wonders if ‘underachiever’ Manmohan can overcome (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


July 8th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Dubbing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an "underachiever" the prestigious Time magazine asks whether the architect of 1991 economic reforms can rouse himself and ... Read more...

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Time’s criticism of PM reconfirms people’s views: BJP


July 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said Time magazine's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's handling of the government and the economy had "reconfirmed" ... Read more...

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Spain’s recession to worsen, says minister


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Navacerrada (Spain), July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic recession is getting worse, and the economic figures from the second quarter point to a "slightly greater" decline of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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Rekindling hopes: Manmohan signals a course correction (News Analysis)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with the senior officials from North Block earlier this week after taking charge of the finance ministry again, his speech was short and to ... Read more...

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Fitch downgrades India’s rating to ‘negative’


June 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Monday revised downward India's outlook to "negative" from "stable" owing to corruption and inadequate reforms.It, however, affirmed the country's long term ... Read more...

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